Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has reportedly told his 29-year-old girlfriend to leave his multi-million pound Vegas mansion as he knuckles down to prepare for his upcoming fight with YouTuber Logan Paul.
Mayweather is said to be pulling out all the stops and has gone as far as to ask girlfriend Anna Monroe – lead dancer at his Las Vegas club Girl Collection – to get off the scene while he works off the ring rust and prepares to return from retirement once again, according to The Sun.
The 44-year-old boasts a 50-0 professional record in the ring, with his last professional fight taking place in 2017 when he beat UFC star Conor McGregor in a £215m bout.
Floyd Mayweather has reportedly asked his stripper girlfriend Anna Monroe to leave his house while he prepares for his boxing comeback against YouTuber Logan Paul
The 29-year-old is rumoured to be engaged to Mayweather though the boxer has denied this
Mayweather is said to have kicked Monroe out of his £8m mansion in order for him to focus
The American last fought on New Year’s Eve 2018 when he knocked out Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a crossover event.
It was announced last week he will face Paul, who lost his only previous professional fight to fellow YouTuber KSI, in an exhibition bout on June 6 at Hard Rock Arena in Miami.
The fight was previously scheduled to take place in February but was postponed, and the pay-per-view event will now take place next month.
Unbeaten fighter wants to focus fully on upcoming exhibition bout with YouTuber Logan Paul
Despite the lack of fighting pedigree his opponent possesses, Mayweather is not taking things lightly as he steps up his preparation.
‘Floyd asked Anna to move out because he wants to focus on his boxing as he prepares for his next fights,’ a source told The Sun.
‘Some of her friends think it’s strange because he lives in a huge mansion in Vegas with 11 bedrooms and two guest houses – so there’s more than enough room for him to have his own space, but Floyd wanted her to go so he could focus.
‘Floyd is getting back into boxing more and more – even though he has supposed to have retired. So everything is being put on hold for the time being.
”Anna has moved back into her old apartment. It’s been a stressful time for her but she is being understanding and she knows he is the one who calls the shots in their relationship.
Mayweather is stepping up his preparation inside his luxurious Vegas mansion in Nevada
‘They are still together and she is supportive of him.’
The undefeated boxing legend perhaps received some extra motivation ahead of facing his no-mark opponent in the ring in May.
Speaking on his podcast IMPAULSIVE, Paul was in bullish mood when asked by co-host George Janko to rate his chances of beating Mayweather out of ten.
‘Ten, yeah,’ Paul said. ‘I can see how that sounds ridiculous.
‘But guess what Georgey? My whole f***ing life is ridiculous. None of this s*** makes sense.
‘Everyone’s always told me my whole life you know, the things I’ve accomplished weren’t possible until I did them.
‘The fact that I even got a fight with Floyd Mayweather was impossible. Oh, then it happened. So, like man, I’ve heard it all.
Paul is confident he will win bout despite losing his only ever pro fight to fellow YouTuber KSI
‘But the preparation and the training and just the momentum I have in my life in this perfect crossroads of timing and I don’t know, I just feel like the universe is on my side.
‘This is so beyond me, it’s going to be crazy. I think it’s going to be one of the highest grossing pay-per-view fights ever.’
While Mayweather is alleged to have distanced himself from his girlfriend for the time being as he focuses on boxing, the pair’s relationship appeared to be more serious earlier this year.
It was reported that Monroe had got engaged to the fighter, who she is believed to have been seeing some time before they went public on New Year’s Day.
However, Mayweather publicly denied these reports in an Instagram post where he stated he had never been engaged or married.
Mayweather took to Instagram earlier this year to deny reports he was engaged to Monroe